Cork Airport promotes new app

7 January 2015
By Bryan Smyth

Cork Airport has launched a new flight tracking feature on its app. The
airport is the first airport in the world to offer this feature which will
allow passengers to click on a flight number and track live updates of
exactly where the plane is at that moment in time.

There are already apps that allow this standalone. Cork has teamed up with
one data provider. The flight tracking feature will show the aircraft’s
route, speed, type of aircraft, altitude, distance travelled and total
distance to destination. Additional features include a live map of flights
in and out of Cork Airport in real time which can be filtered by arrivals
and departures.

App users will be able to see how far a departed flight has travelled to
Malaga for example. The user will also see where the plane from Malaga is,
once it has departed the Spanish airport. This updated flight tracking
feature now makes it even easier for passengers to plan their journey to
and from the airport.

Speaking about the new flight tracking feature, Kevin Cullinane, Head of
Communications, Cork Airport said, “We are delighted to launch the new
flight scanning feature on our app. To be the first airport in the world to
introduce this innovative feature is a fantastic achievement and is a
further example of Cork Airport’s commitment to providing a world-class
customer experience for every passenger using the airport. Last year we
became the first airport in Ireland to make Google Indoor maps available
for all public areas of Cork Airport and in 2015 we will continue to
innovate and introduce new initiatives to maintain the world-class customer
experience for which we are known.”

The free Cork Airport app which was launched last year, is the essential
guide to the full range of services available at the airport. In addition
to the new flight tracking feature, the app features live bus and coach
departure times, live arrivals and departures information, car park
booking, integrated maps and details of all of the retail and catering
outlets within the terminal. The app also includes links to airport
shopping services with all the latest offers from The Loop. It provides
current weather details at Cork Airport, as well as live weather reports
for all destinations.

The updated Cork Airport App is available to download free in the iTunes
and Google Play stores.

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